Rear Wheel Alignment

Rear wheel alignment refers to the process of adjusting the angles of the wheels on the rear axle of a vehicle so that they are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. Proper alignment is essential for the optimal performance and safety of a vehicle.

There are three main angles that are considered during rear wheel alignment:

Toe alignment refers to the angle at which the rear wheels point in relation to each other when viewed from above. If the wheels point towards each other, it is called "toe-in," and if they point away from each other, it is called "toe-out." Proper toe alignment helps ensure stability and straight-line tracking.

Camber is the angle of the wheels when viewed from the front or rear of the vehicle. If the tops of the wheels tilt outward, it is called positive camber, and if they tilt inward, it is called negative camber. Proper camber alignment is important for even tire wear and handling.

Thrust angle:
Thrust angle is the angle of the rear wheels concerning the vehicle's centerline. It is crucial for ensuring that the vehicle travels straight when driving. If the thrust angle is not aligned correctly, it can lead to the vehicle pulling to one side.

Regular wear and tear, as well as factors like hitting potholes or curbs, can affect the alignment of the wheels. Signs of poor rear wheel alignment include uneven tire wear, steering wheel off-center when driving straight, and the vehicle pulling to one side.

Wheel alignment should be performed by a qualified technician using specialized equipment. Proper alignment not only ensures a smoother ride and better handling but also contributes to tire longevity and fuel efficiency. If you suspect an issue with your vehicle's alignment, it's advisable to have it checked and corrected as needed.


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